Clapp Name Meaning

English (chiefly Bristol): from Middle English clop(pe) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ (from Old English clopp(a)), applied either as a topographic name or as a nickname for a large and ungainly person. Variant spelling of German Klapp.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Capp, Knapp, Copp, Lapp, Sapp, Plapp, Clamp, Trapp, Clay, Cap

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Clapp Family Origin

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Clapp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • School

    11%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Going To School

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Clapp family was Going To School. The most common Clapp occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Clapp's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clapp.

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Clapp Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Clapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Clapp in 1944 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clapp

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